Equality Act 2010 – Guide for Small Businesses

This guide explains what you can and cannot do when the age discrimination ban in the provision of services is implemented as from1 October 2012. If you are reading this online you can find more information on each area by clicking on the links.

If you are a business or organisation that provides public or private services, or if you run a club or association, from 1st October 2012 you cannot discriminate against customers because of age. It is already against the law to discriminate against job applicants and employees in this way.

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